Case must be that one generation then should be as many living as now. To do this & to have many species in same genus (as is) requires extinction. Thus between A & B immense gap of relation. C & B the finest gradation, B & D rather greater distinction. Thus genera would be formed. — bearing relation[...]
This is page 36 of Charles Darwin’s Notebook B: Transmutation of species (1837-1838), and of all of his publications, manuscripts and miscellaneous writings, this single page is, in [...]
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Intelligent design-inspired hip-hop wasn’t the only thing of note I found in a recent trawl of the now-defunct blog ID Arts. Oh no, I stumbled upon this gem written by the Discovery Institute’s very own Casey Luskin back in July of 2008: a parody template of a generic conversation between a “Darwinist” and an “ID Proponent”.
Here’s a taste:
ID Proponent: Judge ignored pro-ID research. [...]
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Barry Arrington on Uncommon Descent has just posted something a little strange:
I am not satisfied with our definition of “Darwinism” in the glossary over to the right of our home page. The definition is, I think, accurate as far as it goes, but it is incomplete and somewhat vague. In this thread I invite friend and foe alike to provide a brief definition of “Darwinism.” The best entry or a synthesis of the best entries will obtain pride of place as permanent fixture in the UD [...]
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The Discovery Institute’s server was attacked yesterday, in a suspiciously similar set of circumstances to last year’s Discovery Institute cyber attack – right before a DI-supported event.
Assuming it was an anti-intelligent design hacker who did this and not some party from outside from the pro-ID/anti-ID dichotomy that ID proponents love to suggest (this is a possibility), I said it last time and I’ll say it again: this kind of thing doesn’t work. Attacking their websites just gives the Discovery [...]
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Intelligent design news from the 1st of September to the 7th of the September, 2010.
Another week observing the intelligent design movement, another week observing their religious influences and biases. Really, never has a week on the blogs of the Discovery Institute been so charged with religious energy: we had pieces on Stephen Hawking and his statements on physics and God, evolutionary psychology and morality, and the Discovery Channel hostage-taker and his “Darwinian” motivations. For a movement that is supposedly all about science, it sure does talk about religion a [...]
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This’ll be short, because I think this recent post on Uncommon Descent (which as a blog, I might add, is becoming crazier and crazier as more and more posts by Denyse O’Leary are being published) very much speaks for itself:
Darwinists, like Islamists, have the Final Revelation, after which there is no other revelation. No-God will punish all infidels.
Of course, in practice, with Darwinists as with Islamists, that means that the fanatic must punish the infidel himself.
That makes sense. Both God and No-God can [...]
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The Discovery Institute. Never before has an organisation inspired so much backlash from the online biological community. In some respects, I believe they should win an award for this, for diverting countless hours of attention that science students, PhD candidates, post-graduate researchers and professors could have used to further advance the scientific community’s (and the public’s) knowledge of the theory of evolution.
I’m certain they’d accept the award with open arms – Stephen C. Meyer grinning as he lifts the [...]
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Hot on the tail of a DDoS attack on the Global Atheist Convention site, the Discovery Institute is reporting that the Shepherd Project Ministries website was attacked earlier this month in a similar way. The reason for the attack? The website contained information about upcoming talks by Discovery Institute fellows Stephen C Meyer, Michael Behe, David Berlinski, and John West, which the attackers apparently didn’t want publicized. Ouch. Nasty.
According to this handy tool, the Shepherd Project Ministries site is still down, at the [...]
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Have you ever come across an argument that sounds a little like this?
Scientist X was a creationist, so you should believe in creation.
You’ll probably never see anything worded exactly like that, but there are still plenty of implied arguments which creationists make that rest on the historical or scientific authority of an individual. The latest one that comes to mind is Stephen C. Meyer’s Thomas Jefferson debacle, where he quoted the US founding father is support for intelligent design, but opponents of the theory of evolution have been [...]
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…the intelligent design movement is basically an anti-science movement at heart. Yes, I now have more evidence to throw on the table to show that, while they claim to be scientific and reason-driven, the ID crowd are just religious people who want nothing to do with the modern scientific advances of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Okay, I’m sounding brash. And maybe I am. The last thing I want to do is just piss people off. But all of my accusations stand, at least when leveled at the pro-ID Salvo [...]
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